Director of Programs

We are hiring a Director of Programs. Location: Grand Rapids, MI Hours: Full-time Bethany Christian Services’ heart is for children. Our mission is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services. Partnering with families for the well-being of children is our top priority. Director of Programs is responsible […]

Metro Health looks to make a bigger impact in Alger Heights with new facility

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Metro Health: University of Michigan Health is looking to expand its reach in the Alger Heights neighborhood as plans move forward for a new medical office. The Wyoming-based local health system recently finalized its affiliation with the University of Michigan Health System this month. The Wyoming-based hospital is becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of […]

Thinking and Rethinking Work: Spotlight on Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we are nearing completion of two multi-year projects related to the work of the Oikonomia Network. These two projects have focused on helping students and local pastors develop a biblical theology of work and to pursue faithful approaches to economics and poverty. Local Pastors and Churches First, for local pastors […]

Construction supplier sees growth in urban development

A focus on being a one-stop shop for contractors has positioned a supplier of architectural products for growth in West Michigan. Byron Center-based Double O Craftsmen Inc. serves both the commercial and residential construction industries, supplying and installing windows and doors, as well other interior items such as cabinets. Established in 1997, the company has […]

Rising from the ashes: Nonprofit café sets sights on rebuilding after devastating fire

Rising from the ashes: Nonprofit café sets sights on rebuilding after devastating fire Leaders of nonprofits know hard work, they know toil and they know disappointment. Many of them face these on a daily basis as they struggle with very little resources to accomplish daunting tasks to support their community. Justin Beene, director of the […]

Grand Rapids non-profit holds rally after coffee shop fire

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – A rally was held Wednesday night for a Grand Rapids non-profit. The Rising Grinds Cafe was destroyed in a fire just a few months before it was set to open. “I watched it burn and it was like 3 years worth of hopes and dreams burning to the ground,” says Justin […]

SBRC ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT: Justin Beene, Bethany Christian Services and Building Bridges Professional Services

SBRC ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT: Justin Beene, Bethany Christian Services and Building Bridges Professional Services Every day, we go to work. We might work a 9-5, 5-9, or 9-9, but we spend the largest chunk of our time awake at work. That only increases as we get older. It’s hard to ask questions about the nature of […]

Global Social Impact

Global Social Impact | by Justin Beene I recently spent 7 months in Guatemala City working alongside local businesses and nonprofits committed to the social and spiritual renewal of their city. Unfortunately, I quickly became infuriated with the thousands of short term missions teams who came to Guatemala with bright shirts that often said things […]

Grants fuel new center

Grants fuel new center Justin Beene has always dreamed of developing a youth center near his old neighborhood. He’s living proof that dreams do come true. Although it’s only been a few months since the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation opened its doors at 1530 Madison Ave. SE, Beene, the director of the center, […]